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Johnstown Tribune Democrat (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Local a3 the Tribune Democrat Friday november 30, 2007many gather at town Hall to decry National id by Frank Sojak Joe Alaimo of Westmont says he was put through the wringer recently when he renewed his commercial Drivers License. Quot i Felt like a criminal going to get it renewed a he said. A i was fingerprinted. They checked my Why does the government want to know everything about him he asked during a town Hall meeting thursday on a Federal Law passed in 2005 to implement a National identification card. Alaimo was one of about 65 people at the event who listened to a panel decry the id card would be to citizens. The meeting sponsored by the american civil liberties Union was held at the her i Felt like a criminal going to get my Drivers License renewed. I was fingerprinted. They checked my Joe Alaimo Westmont image discover Center in Cambria City. Speaking was a panel that included rep. Tom Yewcic a Jackson township Larry Frankel legislative director of the Acle in Pennsylvania Tim Sparapani counsel for the Acle in Washington and Jim Scofield of the local chapter of the Acle spoke. Yewcic is one of numerous state House members sponsoring a Bill that opposes the Federal Law. Yewcic said the National id card is in american and would give the Federal government the ability to Snoop into everyone s lives. Yewcic said the Bill passed Congress because it was attached to a Bill supporting the troops. He said everybody wanted to support the troops so the Issue was not Given a fair debate. If it had he said it would not have been approved. Frankel said the id card is an attempt by people in Power to keep track of residents so John Tanish the Tribune Democrat Christine Heit of Somerset Speaks out against the a real id Bill thursday during a town Hall meeting at the heritage discovery Center in Johnstown. That the government remains Lisher of the Tribune demo in control. Rat asked the panel whether Chris Voccio former pub any congressmen were work ing to repeal the Law. The panel said Bills currently Are in the House and Senate but there Hasni to been much movement on them yet. The reasons Why the Law Isnit attracting much attention is because it has not been implemented the panel said. The government Hopes to do so in a couple years they said. Christine Heit of Somerset asked the panel How the Federal government can allow new York and other states to provide Drivers licenses to illegal aliens yet require citizens to acquire an id card. George Evanisko of Johnstown said More people should have turned out to listen about something so important. He is opposed to a system that would be Able to track even move citizens make. Sounds of the season Man had teen buy him drugs police say by Patrick Buchnowski Meyersdale a Meyers Dale resident was charged with drug Possession after police said he coaxed a juvenile into buying prescription drugs. In a court document state police in Somerset said Keith Randall Kyle 22, obtained a bottle of the tranquil Izer apr Zolam from Thomas drug store. The drug was prescribed to a third person. Police said that Kyle coaxed the 16-year-old boy into obtaining the drug because Kyle was not allowed in the store. The boy handed the pharmacist a note written by Kyle and signed the prescription Sheet to obtain the medication police said. The incident happened in june. Kyle was found with 69 apr Zolam pills which Are prescribed to treat anxiety and depression and can be addictive. The alleged victim said she had not received her medication for four or five months. Kyle was arraigned wednesday night by on Call District judge Sandra Stevanus of Confluence on a charge of drug Possession and theft by deception. He was released on $5,000 unsecured Bond. Kyles preliminary hearing is dec. 6. Driver injured in truck car Accident by Kirk Swauger Jerome a Boswell Man was injured when his car collided with a food delivery truck on route 601 thursday morning. Joshua Ryan 21, of Boswell had to be extricated from his Ford escort and was transported to memorial medical Center. Conemaugh township Somerset count police said Ryan sustained a broken leg and dislocated hip along wit severe facial lacerations when his head hit the front Windshield. Ryan was in fair condition thursday afternoon a Hospital spokeswoman said. Police said Ryan was throwing items from his car window and was not paying attention when the vehicle swerved across the double yellow line and hit the delivery truck. The crash happened at 7 11 . Near the intersection of route 601 and Coal Avenue. Trucker Donald roles 53, of Johnstown was not injured authorities said. Jerome Hollsopple and Krings fire departments assisted at the scene As did Conemaugh township Ems and a Conemaugh health system paramedic unit., a a. John Tanish the Tribune Democrat the greater Johnstown High and Middle school marching band Heads Down Garfield Avenue in the City s West end Section thursday during the neighbourhood s first Christmas brief4-year-old shoots 2-year-old, police say Plumville a 2-year-old toddler was shot in the thigh about 3 . Thursday by a 4-year-old, but the injury was not considered life threatening state police in Indiana said. Police said the boy was taken by his Mother to Indiana regional medical Center and was expected to be transported to children a Hospital in Pittsburgh. The accidental shooting took place at the boys Home along main Street in Plumville. The boys had been playing with a loaded handgun when it discharged. Police said no charges would be filed. Troopers said no further information would be to get $15g Grant Somerset Somerset Borough was awarded a $15,470 Grant to demolish and remove a Railroad trestle Grade the slope Banks remove sediment bars and place rip rap the state said thursday. The trestle is near the Cox Railroad Yard along South Center Avenue. Gov. De Rendell announced nearly $500,000 in Grants statewide to help municipalities improve operations at 17 flood Protection projects in 15 counties but explained that the statewide need for such funding far exceeds what is available. The state release gave no details of the Borough project. Also Curwensville Borough in Clearfield county received $8,190 to remove sediment and $33,810 to buy specialized equipment for maintaining vegetative army seeks More toy donations the Johnstown salvation army is looking for a few More families to Purchase a toy or clothing for a needy child this Christmas season. To select a girl or boy Stop in at the salvation army 576 Vine St. Email a request to , or fax a request to 536-4785. Gifts Are needed by dec. 10. Please do not wrap. The salvation army said 1,500 children will be receiving gifts and clothing this hosting aids Day event Indiana in observation of world aids Day on saturday to support those living with his aids and in memory of those who have died from this disease aware peer educators Are sponsoring an up human red rib Bon event. The event will be held at noon today in the Oak Grove on Campus. Participation is open to All. Persons interested in forming the ribbon should come to the Oak Grove Wear a red shirt. Anyone who cannot attend but who want to see the ribbon May Access the Oak Grove Cam at at 12 10 . Saturday. For More information Contact Malinda Cowles associate director up Center for student life health education and advocacy 724 357-4799.charitable organization gets High Marks the Council on foundations based in Washington d.c., has informed the Community foundation for the alleghenies that the organization meets the nations highest philanthropic Standard for Quality integrity and accountability. The National Standard for . Community foundations program requires Community foundations to document their policies for donor services investments Gran making and administration. A this is similar to the Good housekeeping Seal for Community foundations a said Steve Gunderson Council on foundations ceo. Mike Kane Community foundations president said the recognition is important because when people make a charitable bequest establish a fund or set up an annuity they Are putting their Trust in the foundation. The Community foundation for the alleghenies offers a Range of charitable funds allowing donors to Advance a cause support an individual organization provide flexible support for local needs or recommend individual probe slashed tires Somerset Borough police Are looking for whoever slashed tires on a Dodge pickup and Ford Sedan about 12 15 . Thursday. The incident occurred in the 800 Block of East main Street. The vehicles belonged to Cheryl Roger and George Johnstown class of 83 reunion set the greater Johnstown High school class of 1983 will hold its 25th year reunion the weekend of oct. 3. Organizers Are seeking current Contact information for class members. If you Are a 1983 graduate or can provide Contact information for a class member please Contact Lisa Rager Dailey at or Call 266-5601.annual turf conference set Penn state extensions Cambria county Extension office will hold its annual december turf and ornamental update program from 8 . To 3 15 . Dec. 13 at the Imperial room in Ebensburg. Topics include turf insect problems and pesticide product performance mite pests of evergreens Broadleaf Weed control in turf. Making your own pesticide spill kit and personal protective equipment a Day spa plants website and Emerald Ash Borer and key concepts in implementing a i and scape i pm program. Registration before dec. 7 is $40 am $50 after that Date. Fee includes morn ing refreshments publications and a Steak luncheon meal. Pesticide credits will be awarded. For information or to Register Call 940-5989.penndot releases Winter driving guide Penn Dot has released a new Winter driving guide and the creation of an online traveler information Section. The new Winter driving guide is available at and through Penn Dot District offices. Rhe guide provides Winter driving tips and includes a list of what should be included in a simple emergency travel kit the new online site provides a variety of useful tools including current weather related travel conditions and closures and is updated every 15 minutes for All state interstates. The site also provides links to Penn Dot traffic cameras Roadway weather information systems and real time weather conditions. To View the site go to and Click on a traveler another new customer information service that Penn Dot offers is an interstate Road conditions hotline. Callers can get updated information Ever 15 minutes on All interstates by calling 888 783-6783 in state Calls or 717 783-5186 out of state contractor Council reach Deal on Road work Ebensburg water and sewer work left one Borough Street in poor condition and a settlement has been reached with the contractor to Correct the surface of Elderwood drive. Council approved that arrangement on monday. The Borough will receive $3,300, which will help fund the refurbishment work. A problem area on Manor drive also will be corrected
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